June 2, 2020 Uncategorized

Summer is only a few weeks away and what comes with it is the inevitable increase in the use of energy and the rise of energy costs. However, there are things you can do to minimize your cooling costs by making some adjustments at home and being wise with your HVAC system usage.

If you are looking for a new way to cool your home this coming season, you might want to consider going for a heat pump. This innovative technology enables you to have two HVAC systems in one machine! It serves as a heater during the cold months and as a cooler during the hot months.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your friendly HVAC company in Plymouth MN. We offer an array of Lennox heat pumps that are guaranteed to give you maximum comfort minus the skyrocketing energy costs. Here are a few tips to consider.

Use your thermostat wisely.

78 degrees. This is a great setting for the summer, which gives you the right balance between comfort and energy-efficiency. If this is too warm for you, lower it a few more degrees until you get your preferred temperature. This alone can lower your energy use by as much as 10 percent a year, the Department of Energy says.

Use fans.

You may not realize, but getting a fan, particularly a ceiling fan, can actually reduce your overall energy costs. If you use it in conjunction with an air conditioner, the results can be surprising. Fans help cool your home while allowing you to increase your thermostat setting by 4 degrees without sacrificing your comfort. While fans don’t create cool air, but they do help cool you in a room through the wind chill effect.

Clean your filters.

This is a no-brainer but you’ll be surprised to know that a lot of homeowners fail to maintain their filters and suffer discomfort, in addition to high cooling bills.

Features of the Lennox Merit Series ML14XP1 Heat Pump

With an efficiency rating of up to 16.00 SEER / 9.00 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.

The ML14XP1 heat pump comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on compressor and a 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This heat pump may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

The ML14XP1 is an ENERGY STAR®-approved heat pump. Such products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

With years of rigorous testing under the most extreme conditions, our Quantum™ Coil–featuring a proprietary aluminum alloy exclusive to Lennox–is designed to weather the harshest elements.

When the ML14XP1 heat pump is installed with a compatible Lennox furnace, it creates a heating system that can switch back and forth between electricity and gas automatically, based on whichever is the most cost-efficient for the weather conditions at the time.

The ML14XP1’s sound levels as low as 76 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump.

It uses a PermaGuard Cabinet, which is a heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.

Its precision-engineered scroll compressor has a special compressor sound-dampening system that assures smooth, quiet operation.

Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll. This product is also solar-ready.

Drainage holes prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the basepan.

The installation of this product may qualify you of tax credits, which can help recoup the cost of investment.

Upgrade to a New Heat Pump

Looking at the big picture, investing in a heat pump is a long-term solution to your problem of excessive energy costs. Not only is a heat pump energy-efficient, but it is also versatile and easy to maintain!

For more information, call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We’d love to help you find ways to improve your home comfort. We are your top Maple Grove heating and air conditioning company.